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reporterPublic service announcements have been running for weeks and now time is running out. If you're one of the 130-million people who get a check from the government each year, you'll soon have to switch to a paperless option. "I think a debit card might be...
Tags: Social Security, Theft
WDBJ7A Lynchburg-based company will help build a new development in New York City and hire some 50 additional workers. Banker Steel announced Thursday that it will be one of the construction partners on the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn. The 32-story...
An arrest has been made in a Roanoke bank robbery. After receiving a tip, Michael Davidson was arrested Wednesday. He is accused of robbing the Bank of America branch Monday in downtown Roanoke on Jefferson Street. Warrants had already been out...
We now know more about a local man who died in a car wreck. A worker at Franklin Community Bank in Franklin County says Larry Heaton was the first and only president of that bank. Heaton lived in Collinsville. He died around 11:15 Sunday morning...
Tags: Accidental Death
WDBJ7 ReporterThe future of Advance Auto Parts is back in the headline. National reports indicate the company is considering a possible sale to private equity firms. There are many more questions than answers for what it will mean for the only Fortune 500 Company...
This week's Election 2012 candidate profile focuses on the 9th District Congressional race. The 9th district is located in the southwest portion of the state and includes Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, Floyd, Craig, Carroll, and Grayson Counties, along with...
A former Lynchburg banker has been sentenced to six months of home confinement and five years of probation for cooking the books to benefit family members. A federal judge on Wednesday also ordered 57-year-old Dala Nelson Freitas to make restitution of...
Anchor/ReporterIt is a numbers game and hackers are working day and night to crack codes and steal your personal information. That information includes draining your bank accounts. With two million Americans banking online, the next victim, if you're not vigilant...
Tags: Organized Crime, Computer Crime, Tony Clark, Security
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefTeenagers in Lynchburg are finding out what it's like to be an adult. Students from dozens of area schools are learning how to make a budget, open bank accounts, and interview for a job. It's an event called "Real World Central Virginia." Organizers...
A Roanoke man was sentenced Monday to a year in federal prison. 42-year-old Ahmad Abedallah Al-Mikdadi previously pleaded guilty to one count each of bank fraud, wire fraud and making a false statement to influence financial institutions. Al-Mikdadi has...
ReporterPolice in the New River Valley are warning people of a scam targeting elderly people. Two white men, claiming to work for the local power company, approached several elderly homeowners. The men coerced the homeowners into writing checks for large sums of...
It's going to be a busy year for Banker Steel Company. The Lynchburg-based steel fabricator says it has been awarded contracts worth about $100 million for three projects in Louisiana and New York City. Banker Steel will provide 18,000 tons of...
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